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Jerry's Cafe

406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
505-722-6775
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Ranked #4 of 90 Restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Locals love this place. Not my favorite. The rice was overcooked and almost ketchup-y. The cheese in enchiladas, rellenos is the yellow, flavorless, greasy slickness kind that is popular in Gallup restaurants. No reason to go back.

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Window Rock ,Az
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Everything on the menu is delicious. Breakfast burritos with green chili is the best. its a small café but services is great just like the food.

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Universal City, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is the best meal I have had in Gallup. The staff is amazing and very attentive, the owner gets out and mingles, and the food is delicious. Prices were very reasonable and the serving portions, while huge, are not too much. If you want ambiance, this isn't what you are looking for, if you want great food, you should... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I think some reviewers might cut Jerry's some slack. Gallup is a fairly gritty railroad town trying its best to stay on the map. You can't go there with Santa Fe dining expectations. Agreed: you can barely turn around in the bathroom at Jerry's (so tight it's almost funny). But otherwise, it's the perfect choice if you're looking for the... More 

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reb6234
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited based on the suggestion from Sunset Magazine. What a disaster! The food is below average Mexican, worse than you would eat at fast food joint. The place is run down and dismal. Felt sickly afterwards. Definitely would avoid .

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Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped for dinner. This is a local restaurant. SW New Mexico and American cuisine. I ordered the pork tamales. They were good with refried beans, rice and lettuce. Homemade tamales for certain. My partner had chicken taquitos. Also good. They do not have a liquor license. This is a diner, close atmosphere. Nothing fancy. Plain, down home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went in for a late breakfast and it was crowded. The staff made me feel immediately welcome, and provided quick service. I had a breakfast burrito with outstanding green chile! Highly recommend a stop here!

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Glen Ellen, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Authentic, super friendly and delicious. All around great experience. Try the chile relleno con juevos.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stopped a delivery driver on the street and asked for a breakfast recommendation. He suggested Jerry's and we are glad we listened. Obviously a local favorite, the place was packed on a Wednesday morning but we got seated in minutes. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service was prompt, quite an accomplishment in such tight quarters.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate here based on hotel recommendation. My husband and I lived in Albuquerque for 8 years but moved away 10 years ago. We brought the kids to the Four Corners area on a trip and this was our first time in Gallup. The red and green chile was flavorful but not too hot so the kids were able to... More 

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Additional Information about Jerry's Cafe

Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
Phone Number: 505-722-6775
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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